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Alright, this isn't exactly Latin American literature, as I've categorized it. AND I ALMOST hated this. Despite its having been praised by Mario Vargas Llosa, one of my favorite writers. Really, this was yet-another bk I just wanted to get over w/ - like so many these days. Yes, yes, I loathe the conquistadors, I LOATHE the slavers, the seekers after gold, the G20 scum, the arms dealers. & this is the fictionalization of their story (minus the last 2), this is the quasi-epic. Maybe it's ...more